By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 23 Oct: Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, in association with National People’s Cooperation and Child Development Institute, GoI, organised a ‘Sensitisation Programme on Child Protection’ for its teachers and students. Major Yogendra Yadav was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Major Yadav is Additional Secretary of three departments of Uttarakhand Government i.e. Department of Women Empowernment & Child Development, Social Welfare and Planning, Deputy Director of National People Cooperation and Child Development Institute. Dr Sanghmitra Barik was the subject expert and principal speaker, while Dr Suresh Balodi, Chief Probation Officer of Uttarakhand Government, Mohit Chaduhary, and Principal, Law College, and Prof Rajesh Bahuguna were also present. Principal Prof (Dr) Rajesh Bahuguna stated that students of Law, Sociology and Mass Communication participated in the workshop. In this three- session informative workshop, lectures were delivered on ensuring developed structure for protection of Child Rights, Juvenile Justice Act 2015, POSCO Act and Protection of Children. Dr Sanghmitra Barik spoke about the programme initiated by the government regarding Child and Women development. She declared that selected students of Uttaranchal University would be given special training by the National People Cooperation and Child Development Institute of India. She also expressed the possibility of establishing a regional chapter of the institute at the Law College so as to train the students of Uttarakhand’s Colleges and Universities in various Child Development Programmes. University Chancellor Jitender Joshi stated that children are the future of any society and to ensure their all round progress is the biggest social responsibility. He expressed the holistic commitment of the university towards generating social awareness for protection of the child. Major Yogendra Yadav initiated his speech with an analytical comparison between his childhood times and present day childhood. He maintained that God exists in children and so they are selfless and innocent. He laid emphasis on the abandonment of negative thoughts and suggested their negation at the earliest possible. He explained the core thought of Indian culture, education, duty and abstinence in the context of child development.”Your sensibility and sensitivity towards your fellow beings make you truly conscientious, which transcends all human abilities,” he observed. Those present on the occasion were Vice Chancellor Prof NK Joshi, Dr. Suresh Balodi, Mohit Chaudhary, Prof Rajesh Bahuguna, Dr Poonam Rawat and hundreds of students.